Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel
The panel, from which committees are convened by the Registrar of Geographic Names, as required, is responsible for providing expert advice and recommendations to the Registrar on place naming issues of regional, state and national significance and geographic place names policy and principles.
Specific knowledge, background or experience in one or more of the following areas would be highly regarded:
- Mapping or geography
- Urban and regional planning
- Local government administration
- Aboriginal culture and language
- Heritage or historical matters
- Orthography or linguistics
Members of the panel are appointed pursuant to s.14(1) of the Geographic Place Names Act 1998 by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Ryan Smith.
There are currently no vacancies available until April 2014. Information in relation to the application process will be published on this web page closer to that time.Appointment process
A selection panel will be established to consider applications and applicants who are short-listed will be interviewed to assess their suitability for panel membership. Please note: nominations are also being sought from relevant organisations and industry groups.
Following interviews, the Minister will be informed of the short-listed candidates and make a final appointment decision. Candidates will then be informed of the Minister’s decision.
For enquiries contact:
Mr Rafe Benli
Office of Surveyor-General
570 Bourke Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000